Rejuvenate Your Look: Hair
It’s not just problems with the body and face that are leading people to seek cosmetic solutions. Many patients seek treatment on that day when not even a strategically placed part can cover the shine of the scalp peeking through thinning hair.
Hair loss, particularly in women, can take a big toll on self-esteem. While hair loss is often thought of as a male problem, up to 40% of people with hair loss are actually women, according to the American Hair Loss Association. And hair loss in men and women is more than just cosmetic, leading to depression and low self-esteem. Many people who are embarrassed by their thinning locks will shy away from friends and social gatherings, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Hair loss can be prompted by many factors from hormonal swings or genetics to prescription drugs to hairstyling habits that lead to breakage and loss. The average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day, but these factors can accelerate that loss leading to thinning and balding, according to the AAD.
The good news is that today people experiencing thinning hair do have options. “The latest trends in hair restoration revolve around using natural, minimally invasive techniques to restore hair,” said Lacey Sellati, RN, PA-C Director of Clinical Services at Medi Tresse in Wellesley. ”These approaches get at the core of why hair is even thinning to begin with and allow us to treat hair loss early in order to prevent it from become worse.”
Restoration treatments can step in when a trip to the doctor doesn’t yield results, she said.
Click the links below to view the other ways to rejuvenate your look: